What is the Salvage & Marine Operations (SALMO) Team?

The Salvage and Marine Operations (SALMO) Team is a key element of the Ministry of Defence’s (MOD’s) worldwide marine capability.

It provides salvage, towing, heavy lift, operational moorings, port clearance, marine warranty assurance, underwater engineering and management of the UK’s military wreck inventory.

In addition to the MOD, it also provides these services to Other Government Departments (OGDs), such as the Department for Transport, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the Home


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